1.) I am working on a Wiki for Facebook in Education and was shared a blog post by Tomorrow's Tech in Today's Schools about using a Facebook Template as part of a project in Power Point. I know we hate Power Point, but it completely changes how it is used. Check it out. Great idea!
2.) Education Reform Policy Articles and Links:
- A Blueprint for Reform - Official Publication
- Education Week - Administration Unveils ESEA Renewal Blueprint
- The Big Idea - It's Bad Education Policy - L.A.Times
- From the Christian Science Monitor - 5 Key Changes to NCLB proposed by Obama
- Reform of NCLB Starts in Iowa
4.) From Shelly Terrell, a great video and resource for explaining the purpose of a PLN and Networking. Also the creation of a Wiki about Networking. Worth visiting if contemplating working to create your own PLN.
5.) From a YouTube search, a great list of Smart Notebook Video Tutorials
6.) A new craze are inforgraphics. Here is 35 Great Social Media Infographics and The State of the Internet video.
7.) Two Reasons for Teaching Facebook in Schools. I am contemplating a video of some kind with my students about value and safety of Facebook. This might come in handy.
8.) iPod Touch/iPhone Apps for students. Pretty nice list.
9.) Larry Ferlazzo wants to help a Blogger and Twitterer reach a larger Audience. Nominate a Blog or Twitterer HERE.
10.) ZuiTube - Great videos for kids.
11.) KySTE attendees who are on Twitter. Supporting my fellow Kentuckians on the Twitterverse and others.
12.) Educators Sharing Resources on Diigo - A GREAT group to join.
13.) Evaluating Websites - A great list of references.
14.) U.S. to Roll out Major Broadband Policy - From Yahoo! You can also visit Broadband.gov
15.) Google Earth in Education Resources
16.) TxtBlaster - Similiar to my post about texting students using your email. This is online.
17.) Amazing Web 2.0 Projects - A Book!! PDF
18.) In case you have not seen this, Teachers on Twitter - A Wiki. Browse by subject matter. Also a list of educators who share resources.
19.) ScribbleMaps - Draw on Google Maps - Interesting.
20.) 92 Videos That Will Make You Go: Huh, Whoa, Wow, Ahhh and Ha-Ha - Great list...must find time to look at them.
And finally, a picture is worth 1000 words. Here is how so many in education feel today with the changes to education policy. Where does responsibilty for failing schools REALLY fall??